Mouth gets Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte in trouble again, this time for a kiss

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s mouth has landed him in hot water again, this time for kissing a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of cheering supporters.Duterte, known for his verbal outbursts and other antics, is being slammed by critics for the kiss, which took place Sunday during a town-hall-style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea. One senator called the act “a despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority.”Duterte sought a kiss from the woman after he called her on stage to give her a copy of a book at the event in Seoul. When Duterte asked if she could explain to her husband that the antic was just a joke, and she said yes, the president leaned in and kissed her as thousands erupted in cheers.The state-run TV network aired the scene live in the Philippines.While the woman has defended the kiss and said she was thrilled by her encounter, others said the president went too far.

 

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